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An Exonerated Death Row Inmate's Reaction to Feeling Rain for the First Time in 30 Years

Oprah's Book Club author Anthony Ray Hinton endured almost three decades in prison, wrongfully convicted of the brutal murders of two fast food workers in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1985. He was finally exonerated with the help of civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson and the Equal Justice Initiative in 2015. Here, Anthony describes what it felt like—after spending 30 years in prison awaiting execution—to finally walk away a free man and feel the rain on his face.

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Oprah and Anthony Ray Hinton on Oprah's Super Soul Conversations
Tune in to a televised special featuring a conversation between Oprah and Anthony Ray Hinton on Sunday, June 10, at 11 a.m. PT/ET on OWN. Plus, listen to the conversation on Oprah's podcast, Oprah's Super Soul Conversations. Part 1 will be available Monday, June 11, and Part 2 will be available Wednesday, June 13. You can find both on Apple Podcasts.
Published 06/05/2018
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